Clyde Jones of Belton, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 20. He was 93. Jones was president of the Association in 1985.
After a stint in the U.S. Navy (Jones served on the USS Stevens DD-479 during World War II), Jones was honorably discharged in 1946 and moved to Belton, where he built Continental Belton Company.
After several years at Continental, Jones started Mohawk Equipment Company in Temple, Texas. He owned and ran Mohawk from 1958 to 1985. In 1988, with sons Donnie and David, as well as a grandson, founded Belltec Industries, Inc.
Jones was active in his community. He served as a leader with the VFW and was instrumental in building the current VFW site in Belton. He also served on the Belton City Council for nine years and was elected and reelected mayor in 1982, 1983, and 1984.
Libby Jones, Clyde’s wife of 72 years, died in 2019. He is survived by his sons, brother Dick Jones, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.